Monday, April 12, 2021

Hello there - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hey there lovelies,

I'm stopping by to share my newest layout with you that I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. Most important news, Wonders is in the house yay!!! I'm so excited! I couldn't wait to create with this gorgeous new collection!

I don't know about you, but I like to sit with a new collection for a few days. Like literally, I put it next to me on the couch and go through it many times over the course of a few days. I like to soak it all in and see what speaks to me. While I wait, I usually take the papers that are good for fussy cutting, start Netflix and just start cutting away! One of those papers was the butterfly paper. I was planning to use something else first, but then these beauties were calling my name!

Once you fussy cut all butterflies (I've used them all on this page), the layout comes together super quick. I arranged them into a spiral around my photo (which I die cut using a basic stitched circle die then added a cardstock circle behind it and some foam tape for dimension). Some of them have two layers, because I had more than I needed but I didn't want to save them for another project. 

I then glued them all in place - adding just a little bit of liquid glue in the middle. Next, I stitched them down, then I bent up their wings.

I went through all the embellishments and picked out a few that went with my photo and also the colors of the butterflies. I added foam tape to all, then adhered them to the background. For my title I chose one of the chipboards. I looove chipboards!

Last but not least, I added my journaling and some white paint splatters. If you look closely, you'll see that the paint wasn't even dry when I took these photos hahaha!

You can watch the process video on my YouTube channel if you're interested:

That's it! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!



Saturday, April 3, 2021

My Heart - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty peeps,

I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team. As I was looking for some old project of mine a while back, I also found some layouts I thought I'd scrap lift at some point, and this is one of those pages. The original is from a few years ago and I actually also made it with one of Paige's collections, Pick Me Up. I'd link it in, but I don't have a blog post for it. It's only there on my old Instagram feed that I only kept so I see all my old projects in one place. Because finding photos on my computer is next to impossible really...

Anyway, here's the updated version! As I'm (not so) patiently waiting for Paige's beautiful new collection, Wonders, to arrive on my doorstep, I'm revisiting her old ones. This time, Whimsical. 

My idea was, that this time I would go with rainbow colors, as in, I would die cut each layer of the flower from a different color, from purple to yellow. I wanted to use this gorgeous purple ombre paper for my background, so the largest layer of the flower had to be purple.

The cut file I've used is the Layered Flower (Design ID: 268549). I blew up the cut file to the size I liked, and die cut each piece.

I shaped the petals with my fingers (I am showing this in the process video) and glued down each layer. I used liquid glue for this - I didn't need foam tape because the petals created so much dimension already. I attached a yellow button with twine in the middle of my flower.   

I arranged my photos and embellishments (lots of word/sentiment banners from one of the patterned papers, a die cut butterfly, a chipboard butterfly, some stickers). I stitched a butterfly charm onto one of my photos. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I glued everything down.

I also used some of the rub on stickers - I added these to my background.

As for my title...Well I wanted something along the lines of Sunday Walk, or something to do with walking and friends, but then I also wanted to use purple letters. And I obviously didn't have the right letters in purple. So, I did something I have never done before: I wrote down each letter I had in purple and tried to form a meaningful word, you know, Scrabble style haha! That reminds me, I haven't played Scrabble in over 15 years for sure. I'm going to make a note right now, so I introduce my kid to this fun game! I'm not even sure where my Scrabble is. I probably didn't take it with me when I moved to Germany 16 years ago!
Anyway, to my surprise, I found my title within seconds! My Heart - good enough LOL!

I glued down the alpha thickers, then I added my journaling and date with a white gel pen. Last but not least, I splattered some white acrylic paint all over my background.

Done, done, and done! Super simple and it came together really fast too. Having said that, I'm sure it was fast because I literally copied my previous page. Normally I spend so much time on my layouts because I figure out the design as I go. 

You can watch the process video on my YouTube channel if you're interested:

That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!
Happy crafting!


Thursday, April 1, 2021

In Focus: Spellbinders Color Block Slices Die Set from the Simply Perfect Collection

Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm back with projects with a super cool new die set from Spellbinders, the Simply Perfect Color Block Slices Etched Dies! Just imagine all the amazing backgrounds you can create with these simple dies! I'm sure this set will be very popular and rightly so! I for one, am in LOVE!

Here's the card duo I created this time:

Instead of a step by step here, I have a process video for you:

Products used:
I hope I could inspire you in some small way today! I'll be back soon with some new projects using fab new Spellbinders products so be sure to stop by my blog and YouTube! Happy crafting!